Boston Fire makes AFC Championship bet with Pittsburgh Fire
The Boston and Pittsburgh fire departments have a little wager riding on the AFC Championship game.
The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing the AFC Championship game this Sunday with a chance to advance to Super Bowl LI and in the process give their local fire departments some bragging rights.
Boston Fire Chief Joseph Finn and Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones have agreed to a bet heading into the conference title game, according to WCVB.
Boston Fire makes friendly bet with Pittsburgh Fire over Patriots, Steelers game https://t.co/LBpoHxp3nq— Commissioner JoeFinn (@ChiefJoeFinn) January 21, 2017
The losing team's fire chief must install a smoke alarmed branded with the winning team's logo inside their office. The point of the wager is to have a little fun, develop comradery between the two departments and also raise awareness.
“Our combined goal is to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety, no matter who wins the game,” Finn told WCVB in Boston. “This weekend’s AFC Championship is going to be a battle, but I’m looking forward to seeing that Patriots smoke alarm hanging in Chief Jones’ office.”
Kickoff for the AFC title game is at 6:40 p.m. EST on Sunday with both teams heading into the matchup blazing hot winning a combined 17 straight games.
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